Guest Picks: Pipe Up for a Crisp Look
Talk about tailored — piping offers a bespoke look even on ready-made furniture and pillows
Charles Eames said, "The details are not the details. They make the design." He couldn't have been more right. The smallest extra touch can transform a room. If you're in the mood for a crisp and clean update to your existing furniture or a unique new addition, I highly recommend piping a piece in a contrasting trim. Piping can bring in more color, introduce a new color, or pull all the colors together in a room. I've rounded up my favorite piped pieces (even one for your pup) here for you. — Shannon from I Love Your Crazy and Poplin & Queen
I like to pipe solids on solids for a polished look. Emily Ruddo went with a bold pink with white piping on her dining chairs and a more neutral look with a cream settee with dark piping in this living room.
My favorite look is navy with a white trim. It just pops.
This matching chair and ottoman coordinate seamlessly with the black and white in the zebra skin rug.
Who could resist this mix of pattern and piping on a headboard?
A friend of mine, Roxy Owens, has a line of custom upholstered pieces with options to pipe them. This pink and white number would look adorable in a girls' room.
Pick a color that contrasts but coordinates. Yes, I am serious. The navy frames this pillow and pulls out the color in the emblem.
A nursery glider is a new mom's sanctuary, so there's all the more reason to go the extra mile and add a contrasting trim that brings the whole room together.
Bring color to the bathroom with trimmed linens.
This sofa is sleek, sophisticated and readily available at Crate & Barrel.
We all know and love the X-bench. It can be piped too for a fun splash of color at the foot of a bed or in a living area.
White with navy lends a crisp nautical vibe. I would use two of these to flank a credenza or console table.
Throw pillows are always the easiest way to try something out. This pair would make great starters.
This glider is so pretty that I think I'd add it to a corner in a living room for a soothing place to read a book.
This ottoman and a half is great for the foot of the bed.
I usually try to maintain a how-to tone in my Guest Picks, but I'm just plain in love with this parson's chair. My dining room might need a few.
This contrasting trim looks so sharp.
Velvet-trimmed pillows bring rich texture into a room.
For the holidays or for fun, a piped placemat is a do.
Ideabook published on Jan. 10, 2013.
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